Life Times

Life Times

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by Nadine Gordimer
     
 

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"Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR

A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, Life Times reveals her acute understanding of human nature and paints a fascinatingly original portrait of South Africa.

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"Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR

A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, Life Times reveals her acute understanding of human nature and paints a fascinatingly original portrait of South Africa. Whether focusing on politics, sexuality, race, love, or loss, Gordimer maps out the terrain of human relationships with razor-sharp psychological insight and a stunning lack of sentimentality. Complex and multifaceted, her stories challenge us, time and again, to examine the conflict between our actions and our unspoken desires. This powerful collection, which includes two new stories, is a testament to Gordimer's literary genius and the ongoing power and relevance of her vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101558652
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
623 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1991. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Life Times: Stories, 1952-2007 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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